We visited Rose Festival held at Hanaasobi in Aso City on May 20, 2016. This page shows representative rose flowers. The name of roses are as follows: Goethe Rose, Johann Strauss, Liv Tyler, Only Love, Albirex Barbier, Prix P.J.Redoute, Sonia Rykiel, Rio Samba, Andre Gurandie, Ma Normandie, Gruss an Aachen, France Info, Angel Fragrance, and Claret.
“Ha-na a-so-bi” is literally means “花遊び” in Japanese. Therefore, the name “Hana-Asobi” originally means “playing with flowers” or something like that. But, the name of “はな阿蘇美” that corresponds to “Hana-Aso-Bi” means “Flower” + “Aso” + “Beauty”. Therefore, It’s a kind of “Dajare”, that is, playing on words in Japanese. In other words, “Dajare” is a kind of comic Japanese word play, similar in spirit to pun relying on similarities in the pronunciation of words to create a simple joke. Of course, flower “はな” means “rose” in this case.
Photos of Rose Festival of English Rose Garden-style Dome “Hana-Aso-Bi (Part 2).”
Gruss an Aachen